43.5 percent of China’s total workforce are women, according to the Program for the Development of Chinese Women (2011-2020), which recently released a report by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics. The figure exceeds the 40-percent target of 2020 set in the document.
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The document showed improved employment of Chinese females in recent years, with increasing number of female professionals.
In 2017, nearly 15.3 million women worked at public enterprises and institutions, 2.6 million more than in 2010, accounting for 48.6 percent of the total employees of these units. About 1.79 million of them were senior professionals, 773,000 more than those in 2010, accounting for 39.3 percent.
Impoverished rural populations stood at 30.46 million last year, down by nearly 140 million from 2010. Approximately half of the people alleviated were females.
Last year, nearly 390 million Chinese women across the country were covered by the basic pension insurance, 38 million more from a year ago. 79.5 million Chinese females had unemployment insurance, up 54.4 percent.
In addition, 48.4 percent of China’s total graduate students were female in 2017, up 0.6 percentage points.